9 days in Japan Itinerary

9 days in Japan Itinerary

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Ishigaki
— 1 night
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Miyakojima
— 1 night
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Tokyo
— 1 night
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights

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Ishigaki

Ishigaki ©
Ishigaki, the most populous island in the chain, features the country's southernmost city and acts as a transport hub for exploring the landmasses that surround.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaiji Beach, then head outdoors with Kondoi Beach, then Head underground at Ishigaki Island Limestone Cave, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ishigaki Yaima Village. On the next day, get outside with Yonehara Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Hirakubozaki, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tamatorizaki Observatory.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ishigaki online visit planner.

Baku, Azerbaijan to Ishigaki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Baku to Ishigaki. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Baku in November: high temperatures in Ishigaki hover around 31°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Miyakojima.

Things to do in Ishigaki

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Taketomi-cho
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Kondoi Beach ©
Kondoi Beach
Yonehara Beach ©
Yonehara Beach
Kaiji Beach ©
Kaiji Beach

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Miyakojima

Miyakojima ©
A city jurisdiction formed after the merger of several towns in 2005, Miyakojima spans six linked-up islands.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Sunayama Beach, take in the views from Irabu Ohashi, then head outdoors with Yonaha Maehama Beach, and finally snap pictures at Kurima Bridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Miyakojima road trip tool.

You can fly from Ishigaki to Miyakojima in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Miyakojima

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Yonaha Maehama Beach ©
Yonaha Maehama Beach
Kurima Bridge ©
Kurima Bridge
Sunayama Beach ©
Sunayama Beach

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Tokyo

Tokyo ©
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tokyo online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Miyakojima to Tokyo takes 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Miyakojima in November: highs in Tokyo hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Tokyo

Parks
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Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden ©
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings ©
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings

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Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
On the 9th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Mocchomudake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sandaisugi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ushidokomoisho. Keep things going the next day: hike along Yakusugi Land.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tokyo to Yakushima-cho takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tokyo in November, with highs in Yakushima-cho at 24°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Mt. Mocchomudake ©
Mt. Mocchomudake
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

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